SEARSPORT — Richard Scott Colcord, 82, died peacefully at his home on July 17, 2022, after a year-long fight with cancer.

Richard was born Sept. 17, 1939, at his family’s home in Belfast to Kenneth W. Colcord and Mildred A. (Heal) Colcord. After graduating from Crosby High School in Belfast, he went on to serve in the Navy. He was honorably discharged from military service in 1961 and went on to work as a welder in various places in New England.

Richard worked for 31 years at the paper mill in Bucksport. He began in 1968 when the mill was owned by St. Regis Corp. and retired when it was owned by Champion Paper in 1999. He also owned and operated rental properties over the years and operated Searsport Terrace Trailer Park beside his home until his death.

Richard was a longtime member of the Anah Temple Shrine and the Masonic Mariners Lodge #68 F. & A.M.

Richard is survived by his beloved companion of 35 years, Thiry A. Hussey, of Searsport; his daughter, Dalene A. Beaulieu, and her husband, Timothy, of Searsport; and his son, James K. Colcord, and his wife, Janine, of Belfast. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Danielle Pershouse of Lisbon, Deanne Dutton of South Portland, Dale Dutton of Nashville, Julia Colcord of Belfast and Jessica Lawrence of Belfast. He also leaves behind two great-granddaughters, Lavender Malone and Aurora Lawrence. Richard was predeceased by his parents and his older brother, James E. Colcord.

There will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name can be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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